The East course (Östra) at Kristianstad Golf Club is one of Sweden’s elder statesmen. The club was founded way back in 1924 and is the country’s fourth oldest golf club. Originally the club started out in life with a nine-hole course and was extended to 18 holes in 1969 by architects Douglas Braiser and Tommy Nordström.
Kristianstad Golf Club is located at Åhus to the southeast of Kristianstad on a soft and gently undulating landscape. The soil is light and sandy and consequently the course drains well and remains playable for much of the year. It’s an easy walking track with relatively light bunkering, but do no be fooled, Kristianstad is a tough challenge, especially when the wind whips across the flattish layout from the nearby Baltic Sea.Host to a number of national championships Kristianstad is one of the best-maintained layouts in Sweden. The closing stretch of holes from the wonderful par three 14th are especially strong. A new 9-hole course was added in 1978 and this was extended to a full 18-holes in 2006. The new Västra (West) course is an excellent accompaniment to the established East course.